Monday, July 27, 2009

He is home safe and sound!!!!

Friday night was one of the sweetest nights of my life. :) Our missionary returned from his two year mission to Porto Alegre Brazil. Sorry about this first shot, we had a glass window in front of us. The handsome missionary on the right is ours! His flight ended up being 3 and half hours late which drove this Mom crazy. Haa haa. It was way funny because we have a small airport and smaller planes land here, so there weren't many people on the plane. The other passengers said Elders, you get off and go see your families. They had to go to the restroom which was upstairs so the passengers would come through the doors and tell us they were in the bathroom. Hee hee. It was cute. I can't even begin to describe how good it was to see him after two years. The second I saw him coming down, I was in tears. I was first in line for the hugs.

Finally my hugs after two years. Emails were once a week and 4 phone calls, one each at Christmas and Mothers Day.

Meeting his new Niece Makiya for the first time and seeing his first Niece, Mykl for the first time. She was two when he left. She was so excited to have him home and there was absolutely no shyness. :)

Finally getting that hug from his Father. Tender sweet moments.

Meeting his one year old nephew for the first time. Eastton was a little shy but warmed up to him fast. :)
Sweet Sister hug.

I love this pic cause it shows his name badge and airplane pin close up. It was anther tender sweet moment when he removed that name badge. Tears were flowing.

I had decided long ago that he and Mykl would be the ones to put the last sticker on our chart. Here they are getting ready to put it on. They are wearing matching soccer shirts that he brought home. She is in heaven. :)

The sticker is on and the chart is complete. Mykl had to spend the night and sleep on his small bed with him. Haa haa she didn't want to go to sleep and they weren't in bed until 2 am.

Getting to know Makiya after everyone else left. I think he is in love. It is so good to have him home. He hasn't changed in his humor one bit. He has grown and is a man though and those changes were evident from the very first minute we saw him. Welcome home Jacob! It is so good to have you home with your family. Our plans now are to spend lots of quality family time with him. He is ready to hunt and fish. We have family dinners every other Sunday and our first one will be this coming Sunday. Sweet memories lie ahead.


Anonymous said...

What a great pictures Lesa ;)!

I have tears in my eyes when I read the story.
Glad he is home ;0)


Hugs Janneke

Margie H said...

Welcome home!!!
Oh, Lesa, thanks for letting us share in the homecoming :0) Have a wonderful time together!

daisy said...

what a lovely pic! and glad he's home! have to dry my tears now


Dawn said...

Oh how special of you to share this with everyone, I still have a lump in my throat.So glad he is safely home.

Dawn B. said...

This is incredible. I have tears in my eyes too. I am so happy you shared this. So wonderful.

Tori Wild said...

Wonderful pics Lesa-- I'm so glad the much anticipated day came and he made it back safely!! What a wonderful homecoming and I bet he was thrilled to see his nieces and nephew! Thanks for letting us share in the day!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on his safe return! How wonderful that he served a mission! I'm sure he has blessed many lives!

Andrea said...

woohoo!!!!! And everyone commented on the pics!!! I am good for something!! :) WE LOVE YOU UNCLE JAKEY!!!

Renee G said...

I had a good cry while reading son went away for the first time at 16 to go to church camp , and christ in youth with his cousins...we didnt see him for a month (i know its rediculous comparied to your time apart!!!) but i remember when he came back after that month and meeting him at the airport , the look on his face and coming right to me with tears in his eyes and a big hug for his mom....a moment i will never forget! He is 19 now and off on his own, and i still cry...i miss him being around. You just cant stop the love for your kids or the need to care for them. Enjoy your time with him. Im glad he made it home safe and sound.

Terri said...

What Great Pictures! Our Nephew also came home on Friday from his Mission in Paraguay. I know his big sister was beside herself with JOY! I can only imagine how a mom would feel! Congrats to your son for serving a Honorable Mission!

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Lesa, I'm so glad that Jacob is home safe and sound. Such nice pics to share with us all, I'm all teary-eyed reading your post. Enjoy some quality time ahead! :)


Mollie said...

Contratulations! I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to have him home...finally!

I love the last very sweet!

Kim Nath said...

I am sure you are enjoying your time with your family but I wanted you to know that I enjoy your blog so much and I left you an award on my blog today.

Claireabelle said...

What a lovely piece

Scrappychick said...

Yeah Lesa! Great homecoming...thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Of course I have leaky eyes. What sweet words you have to say about your very sweet son.
My nephew went to Africa for his mission and we all were so worried.

God Bless Jacob and his wonderful parents!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh YAY!! I am SO glad that he is now home safe and sound!! You should be so proud-what a handsome young man!!! Enjoy all the time you can spend together now!! :)

Marilyn said...

WEll I definitely had tears in my eyes after reading that post - I'm so glad he's home safe and sound - what wonderful pictures you have to treasure of the first moments seeing him back - enjoy every moment with him :)

Merian Candioli said...

Hello dear

I just found your blog and surfing I saw a tag "Brazil". I live 45 minutes from Porto Alegre and it sounds very familiar for me, that have very goos friends in mission, and I´ve seen the tears and smailles of them every arrivals and departures.

God bless your family.

Merian Candioli said...

Ah, I just would prefered see him wearing some blue soccer shirt.... that red one is not that good. hahaha

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